Definition of Fossae

1. Noun. (irregular plural of fossa) ¹

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Definition of Fossae

1. fossa [n] - See also: fossa

Medical Definition of Fossae

1. The pleural of fossa. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossae

fossa supraclavicularis minor
fossa supraspinata
fossa supratonsillaris
fossa temporalis
fossa tonsillaris
fossa triangularis
fossa trochanterica
fossa trochlearis
fossa venae cavae
fossa venae umbilicalis
fossa venosa
fossa vesicae biliaris
fossae (current term)

Literary usage of Fossae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"No further mention is made of them until Huschke (2), in 1834, described two fossae bounded by three folds brought out by traction on the vermiform appendix ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1870)
"From the nasal fossae its continuity may be traced with the conjunctiva, ... They are most numerous at the middle and back parts of the nasal fossae, ..."

3. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1875)
"Nasal fossae—Schneiderian and olfactory membrane—Physiological anatomy of ... Nasal fossae.—The two irregularly-shaped cavities in the middle of the face, ..."

4. Human Osteology: Comprising a Description of the Bones with Delineations of by Luther Holden, James Shuter (1885)
"NASAL fossae. (PLATE XXIII.) These cavities open widely in front, and admit the air through the nostrils, and behind into the top of the pharynx. ..."

5. Practical dissections by Richard Manning Hodges (1867)
"NASAL fossae. To expose the nasal cavities, the saw should be placed at the side of ... The septum of the fossae is partly osseous and partly cartilaginous, ..."

6. A Manual of Pathological Histology by Victor Cornil (1880)
"I.—Nasal fossae. CONGESTION ; HEMORRHAGE.—Congestion of the nasal fossae is the initial phenomenon of inflammation or hemorrhage. Hemorrhage or epistaxis is ..."

7. The Anatomist's Vade Mecum: A System of Human Anatomy by Erasmus Wilson (1840)
"A plan of the boundaries of the nasal fossae will be found at page 51. ... In the fresh fossae these are covered with mucous membrane, and serve to increase ..."

8. A System of human anatomy, general and special by Erasmus Wilson, George Buchanan, Henry Edward Clark (1880)
"The nasal fossae are two irregular cavities, situated in the middle of the face, and extending from before backwards. They are bounded above by the nasal ..."

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